Thai high school student team wins world’s simulated robotic search and rescue competition in Nagoya

Thai student robotic team has bagged home a world title in the biggest and most reputable robotic competitions in the world held this year in Japan's Nagoya Robo Cup 2017 from July 27-31.

Thailand sent two teams to compete with almost 400 teams from 40 countries in junior and adult categories in four days of intense competition.

The two teams are a team from Rongkam School in Kalasin province and OBEC, a combination between Ban Na Withaya Nayok Pithayskarn school in Nakhon Nayok and TOA Withaya School in Mukdahan province.

According to the Office of the Basic Education Commission, the two teams entered competition in the RoboRescue category which simulated a scenario of disaster area where search and rescue were operated under difficult terrain and barricades.

Robotic teams from 38 countries competed in this category, and the combined team of Kalasin's Rongkam team and Germany's ROM team won the competition, bagging the world's title for World Champion Rescue Maze SuperTeam.

It said the second Thai team came 13th rank for the RoboRescue Line category.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)